Prospect Rankings

At MMA-Prospects.com, we aim to provide information to fans of Mixed Martial Arts about the next generation of fighters. The criteria for inclusion on this list is as follows:

  1. No fighters who have competed with the UFC are eligible for the Prospect Rankings, but athletes who have competed on The Ultimate Fighter or Dana White’s Contender Series may be eligible.
  2. If a fighter is competing for a major organization (Bellator, PFL, ONE, ACA, or KSW), that fighter must either be 25 or fewer years old or have fewer than 10 professional fights to be eligible for the Prospect Rankings.
  3. If a fighter is not competing for a major organization (Bellator, PFL, ONE, ACA, or KSW) that fighter must either be 30 or fewer years old or have fewer than 15 professional fights to be eligible for the Prospect Rankings.
  4. Fighters who are 40+ years old are not eligible to be prospects regardless of the number of fights they have had.

    The MMA-Prospects team recognizes that, as with all rankings, there is an element of subjectivity in all aspects of these Prospect Rankings. Even defining what makes a “prospect” or a “major organization” in MMA is a variable process.

Rankings will be updated on a weekly basis to take into account fight results for prospects both on and off of the current Prospect Rankings.These rankings are maintained by James Colwell.

Most recent update: 6/25/2022

Heavyweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Ali IsaevRussian9-037PFLR4 KO W, Jared Rosholt (20-8)December 2019
2. Kirill KornilovRussian13-0-131RCCDEC W, Luis Henrique (13-7)May 2022
3. Oleg PopovRussian14-129MMA SeriesR2 KO W, Alejandro Solorzano (9-2)October 2021
4. Marcus BuchechaBrazilian3-032ONE ChampionshipR1 KO W, Simon Carson (2-1)June 2022
5. Davion FranklinAmerican5-027BellatorDEC W, Said Sowma (8-2)February 2022
6. Waldo Cortes-AcostaDominican6-030LFAR3 KO W, Thomas Petersen (5-0) April 2022
7. Rizvan Kuniev Russian12-2-129Eagle FCR1 SUB W, Anthony Hamilton (18-10)March 2022
8. Alexandr MaslovRussian9-128RCCR3 KO W, Eder de Souza (19-7)December 2021
9. Sergey BelostenniyRussian10-226RCCSplit DEC W, Fernando Rodrigues Jr. (12-4)May 2022
10. Ji Won KangSouth Korean6-126 ONE ChampionshipR1 KO W, Paul Elliott (3-0)March 2022
11. Anton VyaziginRussian15-428 RCCDEC L, Evgeny Goncharov (15-3)December 2020
12. Mohammed UsmanNigerian7-232PFLR2 SUB L, Brandon Sayles (6-2)May 2021
13. Alexander SoldatkinRussian12-328Open FCR1 KO W, Jackson Gonçalves (10-3)January 2022
14. Adam PałaszPolish7-131OktagonR1 KO W, Donald Ćosic (10-2)June 2022
15. Adlan IbragimovRussian6-133ACAR2 Dr’s Stoppage W, Carlos Eduardo (19-9)January 2022

Light Heavyweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Josh SilveiraAmerican9-029PFLR1 KO W, Marthin Hamlet (9-3)June 2022
2. Timo FeuchtGerman8-126 OktagonR1 KO W, Jeremy Kimball (17-8)September 2019
3. Anton TurkaljSwedish7-025Brave CFR1 KO W, Konstantin Kolev (5-1)April 2021
4. Murtaza AliBahraini5-024Brave CFR1 SUB W, Mikheil Sazhiniani (7-1)March 2022
5. Grant NealAmerican7-126BellatorDEC Christian Edwards (5-1)April 2022
6. Shamil AkhmedovRussian8-030Eagle FCR2 KO W, Rafael Celestino (10-2)October 2021
7. Vitor PetrinoBrazilian6-024UAE WarriorsR2 KO W, Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-8)September 2021
8. Elkhan MusaevRussian8-130ACADEC W, Wagner Prado (16-5-1)December 2021
9. Laurynas UrbonaviciusLithuanian13-134Ares FCDEC W, Ildemar Alcântara (26-13)December 2019
10. Zac PaugaAmerican5-033Cage WarriorsDEC W, Markus Perez (12-5)October 2021
11. Sullivan CauleyAmerican3-025BellatorR1 KO W, Ben Parrish (5-1)January 2022
12. Sharaputdin MagomedovRussian10-027Arena GlobalR1 KO W, Rodrigo Carlos (26-21)January 2022
13. Jamal PoguesAmerican8-326LFADEC W, Tim Hiley (7-2) September 2020
14. Diyar NurgozhayKazakhstani7-025Eagle FCDEC W, Magomed Magomedov (12-3)October 2021
15. Elmar GasanovRussian6-023RCCSplit DEC W, Anton Volkov (6-1)November 2021

Middleweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Christian Leroy DuncanEnglish6-026Cage WarriorsR3 KO W, Djati Mélan (8-0)April 2022
2. Nursulton RuziboevUzbekistani34-8-228WEF GlobalR1 SUB W, Pavel Masalski (12-12)April 2022
3. Dalton RostaAmerican6-026Bellator DEC W, Duane Johnson (6-2) January 2022
4. Mikhail RagozinRussian20-530RCCDEC W, Mikhail Allakhverdian (11-3)May 2022
5. Gadjimurad AbdulaevRussian6-024ONE ChampionshipR1 SUB W, Zebaztian Kadestami (12-5)January 2022
6. Norbert Novenyi Jr.Hungarian5-022BellatorR1 SUB W, Laïd Zerhouni (7-5)October 2020
7. Ayub GimbatovRussian10-131Rebel FCR1 SUB W, Steven Kennedy (27-10)January 2020
8. Faridun OdilovTajikistani13-2-229Eagle FCR1 KO W, Enoc Solves Torres (26-10-1)December 2021
9. Ikram AliskerovRussian12-129Eagle FCDEC W, Nah-shon Burrell (19-11)March 2022
10. Eli AronovIsraeli6-025Unified MMA R2 SUB W, Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (10-1)May 2022
11. Romero CottonAmerican6-032Bellator R1 KO W, Freddy Sandoval (5-6-1)March 2022
12. Gamzat KhiramagomedovRussian10-128Eagle FCR1 KO W, Giuliano del Vigna (5-0)December 2021
13. Shamil RamazanovRussian15-028Hardcore FCR2 KO W, Yaroslav Kuk (3-0)February 2022
14. Shamil MagomedovRussian9-030Eagle FCDEC W, Ramazan Gamzatov (8-2February 2022
15. Shamil AbdulaevRussian13-132International Professional FCR1 KO W, Sherif Mohamed (9-6)March 2022

Welterweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Abdoul AbdouraguimovFrench14-126Ares FCR1 SUB W, Godofredo Pepey (14-6)February 2022
2. Raimond MagomedalievRussian10-131Eagle FCSplit DEC W, Impa Kasanganay (9-2)March 2022
3. Christian LeeAmerican15-423ONE ChampionshipDEC L, Rae Yoon Ok (15-3September 2021
4. Ramazan Kuramagomedov Russian10-024Eagle FCDEC W, John Howard (29-17-1)January 2022
5. Joey DavisAmerican8-028BellatorDEC W, Bobby Lee (12-4)November 2020
6. Dilano TaylorAmerican9-125PFLSplit DEC W, João Zeferino (26-9)May 2022
7. Kamal MagomedovRussian9-030Brave CFR1 SUB W, Vitaly Tverdokhlebov (11-6)November 2021
8. Boris MedvedevRussian14-229RCCR1 KO W, Junior Marques (10-3)May 2022
9. Tahir AbdullaevAzerbaijani13-125AMC GlobalDEC W, Maxim Butorin (22-4-1)June 2022
10. Louis GlismannDanish9-231Ares FCR1 SUB W, Emil Weber Meek (9-5)December 2021
11. Samandar MurodovTajikistani7-022Eagle FCR4 KO W, Maxim Shvets (19-3)September 2021
12. Ross HoustonScottish8-131BellatorDEC L, Michael Page (17-1)October 2020
13. Gabriel BonfimBrazilian12-024LFAR1 SUB W, Eduardo Garvon (13-3-1)March 2022
14. Mateusz FiglakPolish7-127Cage WarriorsDEC W, Kent Kauppinen (13-6)December 2021
15. Roman FaraldoAmerican7-029BellatorR1 KO W, Kelvin Rayford (5-3)March 2022

Lightweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Mateusz RębeckiPolish15-129Fight Exclusive NightDEC W, Arkadiy Osipyan (7-2)November 2021
2. Nariman AbbasovAzerbaijani28-328AMC GlobalR2 Corner Stoppage, Marif Piraev (30-4-1)June 2022
3. Mansour BarnaouiFrench 19-429Road FCR1 SUB W, A Sol Kwon (21-10)May 2019
4. Kubanychbek Abdisalam uuluKyrgyzstani19-328Brave CFDEC W, Olzhas Eskaraev (10-5)June 2022
5. Mehdi DakaevRussian14-226Eagle FCR2 KO W, Makkasharip Zaynukov (11-3)December 2021
6. Anthony RomeroCanadian11-125Fury FCR2 KO W, Kenneth Glenn (10-9)April 2022
7. Predrag BogdanovićSerbian12-0?Serbian Battle ChampionshipDEC W, Jackson Loureiro (12-1-1)April 2022
8. Losene KeitaGuinean9-024OktagonR1 KO W, Ivan Buchinger (39-7)June 2022
9. Ismael BonfimBrazilian17-326LFADEC W, Andrey Augusto (12-2-1)March 2022
10. Manoel SousaBrazilian9-024CFFCR2 KO W, Mauro Chaulet (14-8)May 2022
11. Chris GonzalezAmerican7-130BellatorR1 KO W, Saad Awad (24-13)January 2022
12. Ali AbdulkhalikovRussian10-128Pro FCDEC W, Alexander Yakovlev (25-11-1)March 2022
13. Sam PattersonEnglish9-1-125Brave CFR2 KO W, Khunkar-Pasha Osmaev (10-6-1)March 2022
14. Felipe DouglasBrazilian20-529SFTR4 KO W, Alex Sandro (11-3)April 2022
15. Lance Gibson Jr.Canadian6-027BellatorDEC W, Nainoa Dung (4-2)April 2022

Featherweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Salahdine ParnasseFrench17-1-124KSW R4 SUB W, Daniel Rutkowski (13-2)March 2022
2. Islam OmarovRussian11-024ACADEC W, Dzhikhad Yunusov(19-5)December 2021
3. Andrey GoncharovRussian16-325ACAR1 KO W, Apti Bimarzaev (18-3)March 2022
4. Fabricio de AndradeBrazilian8-224ONE R1 KO W, Won Il Kwon (11-3)June 2022
5. Timur KhizrievRussian11-026AMC GlobalR1 SUB W, Ruslan Ryskul (6-1)September 2021
6. Jordan VucenicEnglish9-126Cage WarriorsR2 SUB W, James Hendin (6-1March 2022
7. Bibert TumenovRussian11-225ACAR2 KO W, Diego Brandão (25-19)February 2022
8. Askhab ZulaevRussian8-123ACADEC L, Ramazan Kishev (16-3)February 2022
9. Paul HughesIrish8-123Cage WarriorsDEC W, Morgan Charriere (16-8-1)October 2021
10. Lucas BrennanAmerican7-022BellatorR1 SUB W, Johnny Soto (4-2)June 2022
11. José DelanoBrazilian11-225LFADEC W, Michael Stack (7-1)June 2022
12. Evgeniy IgnatievRussian18-2-227Fight Camp RealityDEC W, Artur Soloviev (5-5)December 2021
13. Mukhamed EminovRussian18-125AMC GlobalR1 SUB W, Roman Silagadze (4-1-1)October 2021
14. Khasan MagomedsharipovRussian7-021BellatorDEC W, Jose Sanchez (11-1)February 2022
15. Shamil GasanovRussian12-026Pro FCR? SUB W,
Akhmed Balkizov (11-3-1)
March 2022

Bantamweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Kai AsakuraJapanese19-428RIZINDEC L, Hiromasa Ougikubo (25-4-2)December 2021
2. Levi MowlesAmerican16-426Fury FCDEC W, Johnny Campbell (21-13)October 2021
3. Jack Cartwright English10-027Cage Warriors DQ W, Sylwester Miller (9-3)  March 2021
4. Denis LavrentyevRussian12-233Parus FCR1 KO W, Jesse Arnett (18-7)November 2021
5. Khuseyn ShaykhaevRussian12-024ACADEC W, Pavel Vitruk (14-4-1)November 2021
6. Vinicius de Oliveira Brazilian17-225UAE Warriors R1 SUB W, Sylvester Chipfumbu (7-3) October 2021
7. Jakub WikłaczPolish13-3-125KSWDEC W, Bruno Santos (10-3)June 2022
8. Justin WetzellAmerican7-130LFAR2 KO W, Askar Askar (11-1)June 2021
9. Jean MatsumotoBrazilian10-023Fight Pro ChampionshipR2 SUB W, Luan Matheus (13-6-1)March 2022
10. Marcos BrenoBrazilian14-224LFAR1 KO W, Ary Farias (10-2)July 2021
11. Askar AskarPalestinian13-227LFADEC W, Ryskulbek Ibraimov (19-9)February 2022
12. Fernando LaurençoBrazilian15-327SFTDEC W, Leonardo Willians (10-2)March 2022
13. Ary FariasBrazilian11-332Cassino FightR2 SUB W, Rodrigo de Moura (10-4)October 2021
14. Khaseyn ShaykhaevRussian6-125ACADEC L, Makharbek Karginov (13-3)November 2021
15. Kevin CorderoSpanish14-322CombateDEC L, Frans Mlambo (12-5)December 2021

Flyweight Prospect Rankings

FighterNationalityRecordAgePromotionLast FightDate of Last Fight
1. Asu AlmabaevKazakhstani15-228BraveDEC W, Imram Magaramov (4-0)March 2022
2. Velimurad Alkhasov Russian8-130Brave CFDEC W, Zach Makovsky (21-9)April 2021
3. Phumi NkutaAmerican5-026CFFCDEC W, Jason Eastman (7-3)December 2021
4. Azat MaksumKazakhstani15-027OctagonDEC W, Alan Gabriel (12-6)June 2022
5. Tatsuki SaomotoJapanese18-225RIZINDEC W, Yuto Uda (5-0-1)March 2022
6. Aleksander DoskalchukUkrainian10-332Brave CFR2 SUB L, Asu Almabaev (12-2)August 2021
7. Rafael RamosBrazilian10-0?LFAR2 KO W, Filipe Esteves (7-0)July 2021
8. Mansur MalachievRussian10-029Eagle FCR1 SUB W, Rashid Vagabov (8-1)August 2021
9. Abdula AlievRussian11-025UAE WarriorsDEC W, Jenel Lausa (7-6)March 2022
10. Makoto TakahashiJapanese13-1-121DEEPR3 SUB W, Yamato Fujita (8-3)May 2022
11. Hiroba MinowaJapanese13-322ONEDEC L, Jarred Brooks (17-2)January 2022
12. Arman AshimovKazakhstani12-3-128Naiza FCR1 KO W, Serkhan Valili (7-3)October 2021
13. Alessandro CostaBrazilian10-226Lux FLR3 KO, Kike Gonzalez (10-2)November 2021
14. Vartan AsatryanRussian24-928AMC GlobalDEC W, Vladimir Alekseev (9-1)February 2022
15. Steve ErcegAustralian8-126Eternal MMAR1 SUB W, Paul Loga (7-5)October 2021